I started my odyssey on the splendid world of mathematics when...

Is this a right way to use the word "odyssey"? Is "odyssey on sth." correct? Can I use "splendid" to describe the world of mathematics here?

  • Please ask only one question per question. – tchrist Oct 27 '13 at 3:56
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    @tchrist Thank you. I'm sorry it's my first post here and I didn't notice that. I'll pay attention to this rule next time. I might delete this post and ask my questions separately. – D. Chen Oct 27 '13 at 4:03
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    @TomSmith If you'd like, you can edit this post so that it only asks one question, rather than deleting it. You can still ask the other questions later. – snailboat Oct 27 '13 at 4:44
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    Off topic (writing advice request). Please visit the help center. Thanks. – MetaEd Oct 27 '13 at 4:44
  • @snailboat Thanks. I did what you suggested. I'll ask the questions one by one. – D. Chen Oct 27 '13 at 5:00

You are perfectly entitled to describe the world of mathematics as 'splendid' if you want. It is not the word I might choose but then I'm not a mathematician.

I think it would be better to say that you conducted your odyssey 'into'..... An odyssey is a 'journey', a very special journey, but journeys are taken 'into' (or possibly 'onto'- such as a journey onto the planet Mars), or if to a specific destination, 'to'. But by definition an odyssey is a journey which is not to a specific place, so I think your best bet is 'into'.

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